Hire for Attitude

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Attitude ~ Values: In a recent speech to a group of business leaders, Peter Salvati, CEO of DPR Construction, said that he makes sure his team “Hires for attitude, trains for skills” And of course, he does the same when he is hiring or promoting his leadership team. To my way of thinking, attitude is pretty close to the same …

Energy Direction

Skills versus Nature

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Nature: Along with Corporate Culture, Employee Engagement is a hot subject these days. On the topic of engagement, I’ve been wondering about how we allow our people to get back to what Dr. Brian Little refers to as their “restorative niche.” I think we are not allowing for that. And not doing so may be making it harder to secure …

Male & Female Brains Wired Differently

We need more women leaders

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

And here’s why; Male and Female brains are wired differently, leading to different skillsets. Complementary skillsets at that. Most organizations need all the skills covered by the two different wiring systems, ergo – more women leaders, please. For a long time now, we’ve made jokes, had anecdotal stories to share and have become very frustrated over the differences between the …